Charlie Z is a must-see percussionist and performer who rules on drums, synth, keys, and anything he can hit! — and impresses audiences worldwide.
Tony Portaro joined forces with Charlie Z soon after witnessing his show-stopping performance with Joe Lynn Turner at Dingbatz, in NJ. Charlie Z has been featured on the Whiplash throne for shows in Mexico, Colombia, and The States. He is set to tour again with Whiplash in 2022.
Zeleny has performed sold-out shows at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics (Russia), El Coliseo de Puerto Rico opening for Bon Jovi, Metlife Stadium, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Lollapalooza, Warped Tour, Prog Power Europe, Maryland Deathfest ... and counting. He has also tracked on over 135 records and toured through more than 21 Countries and 41 US States ... we stopped counting!
Charlie Z has toured/recorded with Alex Webster (Cannibal Corpse), Vanilla Fudge, Behold the Arctopus, Blotted Science, Jurgen Blackmore, Joe Lynn Turner, and with Jordan Rudess, keyboardist of Dream Theatre, on a tour of Japan.
As a professional New York City session drummer, music director, bandleader, producer, songwriter, and one-man show, Charlie Z will never let you down, and will never let you forget him. Check out what this man can do!
Charlie Z has also garnered international acclaim with his Drumageddon video series, where he performs nonstop one-take drum solo videosthrough NYC landmarks, including Times Square in Manhattan, The Unisphere in Queens and up an entire Brooklyn Building. Drumageddon has been featured in Metal Hammer, Metal Sucks, Metal Injection, Melodic Rock, New York Magazine and Batterie Magazine.
"Drumageddon star Charlie Zeleny has already become an internet megastar after posting videos of himself drumming his way up some massive landmarks. He's clearly a genius and a mentalist."
~ Metal Hammer Magazine
"Zeleny's drumming has to be heard to be believed."
~ All Music Guide
Pearl Drums • Paiste Cymbals • Evans Drumheads • Vic Firth Sticks
Rhythm Tech Percussion • Protection Racket Bags • Audix Mics
Duallist Specialty Pedals • Presonus Preamps • DreamEarz In-Ears
"Drumageddon is The Ultimate Drum Solo. Charlie Z tears through a Brooklyn building drumming his way up to the roof."
~ New York Magazine